Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K will support hardware 1080i deinterlacing for OTA tuners

A feature that is too often neglected by streaming media players is the ability to deinterlace 1080i video on the hardware level. This is an important capability for people with over-the-air tuners, like an HDHomeRun, that watch broadcast channels on their streaming media players. If you’re one of those people and are interested in the new Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, rest assured because the new device does support hardware accelerated MPEG-2 video for smooth 1080i viewing at up to 60 fps. Read more ›

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QVC is selling a 2-pack of Fire HD 8 (2018) tablets for as little as $89.95

QVC currently has a 2-pack of Fire HD 8 tablets for $99.95. If you’re a new customer, you can use promo code TEN4U to drop the price down to $89.95. These are the new 2018 versions of Amazon’s mid-range tablet that were announced last month. Amazon has put their Fire HD 8 tablet on sale for $49.99 during the last two Black Fridays, so this QVC deal is as good as Amazon’s best sale price, if you were planning to buy two tablets.

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Toshiba Fire TV Edition televisions are now available to pre-order in Canada

Toshiba Fire TV Edition televisions were released in the US earlier this year and now they’re coming to Canada. All six models, ranging from the 32-inch 720p TV to the 55-inch 4K TV, are now available to pre-order from Amazon and Best Buy. They’ll be released in just over a week on October 19th. Read more ›

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New Fire TV apps of the week — Sep 30 – Oct 6

This week there were 32 new apps and games released for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. CAND.IO is a simple but fun new game for Fire TV devices. Those of you familiar with the popular Agar.io game will feel right at home with the similar concept of gobbling up candies to make your character larger until you’re large enough to gobble up other players. Those of you who prefer games where you’re not in constant fear of being eaten can’t go wrong with TV Chess, which, you guessed it, is simply Chess …on your TV. The entertainment app Kanopy has brought their collection of over 30,000 movies and documentaries to Fire TV devices this week. All you need to access the content is membership with a partnered public library. If you’re someone who likes to leave their TV on all the time, you should definitely check out the new Mango Display app. it lets you turn your TV into a dashboard that shows customized information like weather, news headlines, calendar events, notes, reminders, and much more. Continue on for the full list of new apps and games released in the last 7 days. Read more ›

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Season 3 of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ is now available on Prime Video

The 3rd season of Amazon’s original series The Man in the High Castle is now available on Prime Video. This has been one of Amazon’s most successful shows, garnering an 8.1 IMD rating, an 86% fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, and two Emmy awards under its belt. The new 3rd seasons is off to a similarly good start with a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from Amazon customers. Amazon has already announced that the series is being renewed for a fourth season.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K will support Video Frame Rate Matching

The newly announced Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K has replaced the 3rd-gen Fire TV (pendant) in Amazon’s Fire TV lineup by seemingly being better than it in almost every way. However, one highly sought after feature by home theater enthusiasts, that is currently uniquely available on only the Fire TV 3, is Video Frame Rate Matching. This is the feature, that arrived in a recent update, that allows the Fire TV to adjust the TVs refresh rate to match the frame rate of the video people played, resulting in perfect one-to-one picture syncing. The good news is that Amazon has confirmed to me that Frame Rate Matching will be available on the new Fire TV stick 4K. Read more ›

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Amazon has given the Alexa app its first major redesign

Just in time for next week’s release of the new Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus, and other new Alexa hardware, Amazon has just updated the Alexa app with a completly revamped interface. This is the first major overhaul that the app has ever received. The most notable change, other than the look and feel of the app, is a new device tab that makes it easier than ever to control all of your smart home devices from a single screen. Read more ›

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Existing Amazon Fire TV Cube owners get 50% off the new Alexa Voice Remote

The new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote announced yesterday, with its added power, volume, and mute buttons, is something that Fire TV customers have been asking for ever since the original Fire TV debuted in 2014. While those who purchase the Amazon Fire TV Cube now will get the new remote included at no extra charge, existing Fire TV Cube customers aren’t entirely out of luck because Amazon is offering all existing Fire TV Cube owners a 50% discount on the new Alexa Voice Remote, bring the price down to just $14.99. Read more ›

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New Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote does not have any hands-free capabilities

The newly announced Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote that is being sold separately and comes included with the new Fire TV Stick 4K and Fire TV Cube has a lot of impressive tricks up its sleeve, but hands-free capabilities is not one of those tricks. The remote does not have always-listening microphones, like the Fire TV Cube, that can be activated with a wake word. It also cannot relay equipment control commands that are given to an Echo device paired to the Fire TV device. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Cube now ships with the new Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon has announced a new Fire TV Stick 4K that comes with an all-new Alexa Voice Remote which includes power, volume, and mute buttons. It’s unfortunate for Amazon Fire TV Cube owners that the new remote wasn’t ready in time for the release of the Fire TV Cube, but, starting today, anyone ordering the Fire TV Cube will receive the new Alexa Voice Remote included for the same price of $119.99. Read more ›

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